Civil Disobedience In New York


Wockner reports:

Four members of a new ACT UP-like group known as Queer Rising were arrested in Manhattan on Feb. 12 after chaining themselves to the entrance of the New York City Marriage Bureau... Twenty same-sex couples went inside and tried to obtain marriage licenses. They were rebuffed. A gay man and a lesbian then presented themselves as a faux couple, asked for a license and were given one.

We need more direct action on these lines: sit-ins, demos, and brilliant actions like this one.